This is how much graphics cards should cost just based on their performance – VideoCardz.com

AMD and NVIDIA, it’s time to cut prices

As GPU prices fall rapidly, 3DCenter came up with the idea to compare the official recommended retail prices with the actual performance of the graphics card.

This is an insight into how much each card should cost based solely on its performance. Value for money and performance is calculated by 3DCenter’s 4K index, carefully collected data based on a long list of reviews.

As graphics cards become cheaper and available through multiple channels, one can now choose from a number of different custom models or even consider competing with other brands. This is especially true for high-end models, which were among the first cards to experience a significant drop in price in recent weeks.

It’s also no secret that many cards released mostly in 2021 have been overpriced from the start. Both AMD and NVIDIA chose heavily inflated MSRPs because those cards would never be sold at a lower price anyway. However, it is time for both companies to realize that their prices are no longer good relative to the actual performance.

According to calculations by 3DCenter, which chose the RTX 3070 as a reference point, most of NVIDIA’s high-end models are overpriced and should cost much less. However, mid- and lower-end models from the NVIDIA line could be considered good prices, especially the RTX 3060 Ti model that offers better performance than its cost. This is also why many board partners have not had 3060 Ti in stock for many months, it was simply too powerful for its price and board partners could easily have sold more expensive SKUs instead.

In fact, the situation in the GPU market has changed so much that NVIDIA reportedly no longer supplies its RTX 3080 12GB model to onboard partners. The reason given by the MEGAsizeGPU leaker is its price compared to the RTX 3080 Ti. NVIDIA has never publicly endorsed the 3080 12GB MSRP.

The RTX 3090 series is among the worst cards in comparison. Both cards sell above $ 1,000, while their actual prices should be below that value. However, anything below the RTX 3080 Ti is actually within the 10% ‘Fair Price’ index, which in most cases means a small overstatement or a perfect (100%) balance between MSRP and card performance (but remember this compared to the RTX 3070).

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 MSRP vs. “fair price”
3DCenter.org IFRS 4K performance index Perf./List Fair price
GeForce RTX 3090 Ti $ 1999 408% 41% $ 814
GeForce RTX 3090 $ 1499 376% 50% $ 750
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti $ 1199 366% 61% $ 731
GeForce RTX 3080 12GB ? ~ 344% $ 687
GeForce RTX 3080 10GB $ 699 330% 94% $ 659
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti $ 599 271% 90% $ 541
GeForce RTX 3070 $ 499 250% 100% $ 499
GeForce RTX 3060 Ti $ 399 217% 109% $ 433
GeForce RTX 3060 $ 329 165% 100% $ 329
GeForce RTX 3050 $ 249 ~ 114% 91% $ 228
Performance / price normalized to GeForce RTX 3070, derived from “fair price on the list”

For the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series, the RX 6800 and 6800 seem to be the best-priced non-XT model in terms of their performance. Inflated IFRS prices for RDNA2 are actually not that far from the ‘fair price’ index, especially in the middle of the group. This is not the case for enthusiasts and cheap models. The RX 6950XT should cost $ 735 based on this analysis, while the RX 6400 should drop to $ 107.

It should be borne in mind that effect is not always the only thing to consider. This is especially true for flagship cards that come with a very sophisticated board design, massive cooling solutions or other features. This certainly adds a cost to the partners in the board that cannot be calculated based only on the number of frames per second.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 MSRP vs. “fair price”
3DCenter.org IFRS 4K performance index Perf./List Fair price
Radeon RX 6950 XT $ 1099 368% 67% $ 735
Radeon RX 6900 XT $ 999 348% 70% $ 695
Radeon RX 6800 XT $ 649 322% 99% $ 643
Radeon RX 6800 $ 579 278% 96% $ 555
Radeon RX 6750 XT $ 549 234% 85% $ 467
Radeon RX 6700 XT $ 479 221% 92% $ 441
Radeon RX 6650 XT $ 399 167% 84% $ 333
Radeon RX 6600 XT $ 379 159% 84% $ 317
Radeon RX 6600 $ 329 ~ 134% 81% $ 267
Radeon RX 6500 XT $ 199 (~ 71%) 71% $ 140
Radeon RX 6400 $ 159 (~ 54%) 67% $ 107
Performance / price normalized to GeForce RTX 3070, derived from “fair price on the list”
Radeon RX 6400 and 6500 XT performance values ​​based on FullHD performance and distance from Radeon RX 6600

One thing is for sure, GPU price reductions should now be expected more than ever. Unfortunately, neither AMD nor NVIDIA are officially preparing it, but the partners on the board are looking forward to such announcements soon. Time has ticked though, as the large stock of RTX 30 / RX6000 cards no longer surprises anyone, retailers will now only have 3 months to sell most of the current generation’s cards before players ’attention shifts to the next generation.

Source: 3DCenter.org




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